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“Rare Fortified Manor House”
Review of Stokesay Castle

Stokesay Castle
Ranked #1 of 27 things to do in Ludlow
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 14 July 2014

No doubt before the English Civil War there were hundreds of these across England. This is a very rare example restored and managed by English Heritage. Very much worth the visit.

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Reviewed 14 July 2014

Lovely place to visit, the surrounding countryside is gorgeous, and the building is full of little quirks which have survived hundreds of years....much of it from when the building was first built in the 1200's!!

Thank organ
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Reviewed 13 July 2014

Visited the castle as we have annual passes to English Heritage and were in the area. Pretty and very accessible, important to take the free audio guide so that all is explained. Very good cafe on site with outside seating. Definitely one to visit, it is a bit different.

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Reviewed 12 July 2014

For anyone not familiar with Shropshire especially the south where Stokesay is to be found, I have to say you will not be disappointed, it is truly a most idyllic part of England. This small manor is well worth a visit as one of the to-do's. It won't take an eternity to view, its only small. Try to combine it with a visit to STOKESAY COURT ('Atonement' was filmed here) some get the two mixed up. The listening devices are entertaining too. Have a good appetite for the courtyard cafe was exceptionally delicious and not overpriced.
The shop has the most wonderful choice of gifts, classy ones if you are looking for a gift for someone special! Some gorgeous wall tapestries at a very reasonable price being one example.
One final thing...the loos were spotlessly clean, well done the team.

Thank julietaylor007
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Reviewed 12 July 2014 via mobile

If you have a good imagination and love old buildings then this fortified manor house is an utter delight. The mixture of architectural styles set it apart from other places and many original features from the 1290s have survived. I would recommend that you take the audio tour to really bring the place to life and allow at least a couple of hours.

If you have the legs for it make sure you head up to the battlements for the view.

We had cream scones and a hot drink for about £3.50 each.

Don't miss the church which is tiny and very individual.

Thank Shonavonlady
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